my youngest tested positive for strep in Feb, was given amoxicillan, broke out in a rash on day 8 of antibiotic.... tested positive for strep again a month later in March, was given keflex and so far is better.
my oldest tested positive for strep in March, was given amoxicillan broke out in a much more severe rash on day 6/7 of the antibiotic and now a month later is showing signs of strep again.
Is it likely that they may have mono instead of strep/with strep? I'm going to call the pedi today anyway, but just wanted to know if anyone has experienced this and what the outcome was.
Answer by rachel216 at 8:51 AM on Apr. 14, 2013
mono with strep is far more likely than mono instead of strep if they are actually testing positive for strep!! Are they getting better (fever gone, etc) then getting sick again or are the symptoms sustained over a long duration? If the symptoms are not clearing up then mono is a possibility.... have the pedi test for it. It's a simple blood test for the Epstein-Barr virus, accompanied by an enlarged liver and/or spleen.
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